Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Potty-Training... need I say more : (

Ok... so I know that the title is a little dramatic, but those of you who have children know EXACTLY what I mean. I decided while Ed was gone that I was going to have Elijah completely potty trained before he gets back. So on January 12th our journey began. Much to my surprise, it was a PLEASANT start. We spent two full days at home completely devoted to training(with NO accidents). Then I got cabin fever and decided to brave a quick trip to the store. BIG MISTAKE!!!!! I will leave out all the colorful ajectives that went through my mind and just say that he pooped his pants... twice... in a 20 minute timeframe. I cleaned him up and calmly reminded him that we use the Big Boy potty and we do NOT go potty in our pants. So I got a "yes ma'am" and an "ok...sure mommy" and we went home.

So I will spare the details of the next 2 accident free days and jump ahead to Saturday. All week I had been telling Elijah " If you use the big boy potty all week, we will ride the ferris wheel on Saturday", and he has been really excited. Then came the dreaded automatic flush incident. He had just sat down and was getting ready to pee(so he could ride the ferris wheel), when the flusher went off prematurely. He jumped and he cried and he threw a competely hysterical fit...that time as well as everytime I put him on the toilet for the next two days. FUN!!! We are now kind of getting back to normal.

So in reading this I hope you take away two things:

1. When you potty train...STAY HOME!!!!!

2. Bring a post-it to cover the automatic flush or all hell will break loose.

Please Pray that the rest of our training is uneventful and trauma free. : )

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Deep in Thought... and Lonely

So much for blogging everyday, huh? Some people are really good at it. I am NOT one of those people. I hope that everyone is having an enjoyable beginning to 2009. I still cannot believe it is 2009 already. It feels like I just had Elijah yesterday, but he is almost 2 1/2. It is both really exciting and semi-depressing. I know,I know... he is NOT getting any SMALLER. I will have to learn to deal with it. I also can't believe Ed and I are going on 8 years of wedded bliss. Time is certainly flying and I wish I could slow it down a little bit. I know alot of people have New Year resolutions,I usually don't but I think I might make one this year. I usually get so caught up in life that I don't take the time to REALLY appreciate my family and friends. So my resolution this year is slow down and really enjoy my time with my husband and son(tantrums and all), and spend more time with them and my friends. For anyone not close by, I am going to really make an effort to keep in touch. You all matter to me and I want you to know it. I hope you have a great year and I hope to hear from you as well. Love to All!!!!!

My Men and SOME friends:

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!!!

Hello To All!!!!!!!! Yes it is us, the Jay family, and our new blog. We decided to set this up to keep family and friends as involved in our lives as possible. As well as expose you to the beauty of Okinawa and the growth of our family while living here. We hope that you all have a great 2009 and we can't wait to hear from you!!!!!!!!